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#1 bigcountry48 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:41 AM

I would like to strip my B12's fenders today,and I need a cheap method of doing it. Any and all advice is appreciated, Thanks!
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Electrolysis .... For those of us that don't have a sand blasting cabinet.
My first one was a large plastic trash can and rebar ......flat sheet steel is better than rebar if you go this route. Search electrolysis and you will find Daniel's article on " how too"

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:50 AM

I've heard several ways that it can be done on the cheap.

The one I've used is electrolysis, but it's not a fast process. 24 hours in the tank while doing other stuff is the best way.

I've heard guys using Oven Cleaner (I asked my wife if we had any once... She just looked at me funny)

Other things I have heard guys using include
brake fluid. (Sounds messy to me.)
Molasses (this is a long term process, and it sounds messy)
Lye water (dangerous and long time in) (never did hear results, now that I think of it)

Probably the fastest would be the oven cleaner and good old fashioned elbow grease...
The only one I can attest to is the electrolysis. It does work if you wait long enough and have all the stuff around to do it.

Please let us know what you used and how it worked.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:53 AM

I too have heard oven cleaner would do the job. If you go that route let us know how it works out. Good luck!
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:53 AM

:iagree: By far --Electrolysis---------Cheaper, Better final finish, will reach spots a sander won't, No dust and leaves less prep work for the new paint
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:00 AM

If they are off the tractor I would think a good quality paint stripper would work pretty well.

Jack..
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:00 AM

Electrolysis .... For those of us that don't have a sand blasting cabinet.
My first one was a large plastic trash can and rebar ......flat sheet steel is better than rebar if you go this route. Search electrolysis and you will find Daniel's article on " how too"

Where do I find the article on electolysis, I'm having trouble finding it.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:06 AM

Where do I find the article on electolysis, I'm having trouble finding it.

Try this http://gardentractor...lectrolysis-r59
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:06 AM

It can be found here:
http://gardentractor...lectrolysis-r59
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:19 AM

So let me get this straight, I have a medal ring at the top connected to one at the bottom of a plastic bucket, and connect the positive end of a dumb battery charger to it. Then I put the fender in with the negative pole to it, plug it in and wait 24 hours. With baking soda in the water.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:36 AM

So let me get this straight, I have a medal ring at the top connected to one at the bottom of a plastic bucket, and connect the positive end of a dumb battery charger to it. Then I put the fender in with the negative pole to it, plug it in and wait 24 hours. With baking soda in the water.


Yep!

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:57 AM

Just be sure to keep the part suspended in the solution. And you may have to change the angle of the part to get all surfaces. This works on a 'line-of-sight' principal. You should see small bubbles coming off the part if all is working correctly. I usually hook a battery in line with the charger.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:06 AM

I found washing soda to work a little better, but if you don't have any, baking will do.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 10:03 AM

If you use oven cleaner,BE SURE to wear some rubber kitchen gloves and rinse off the residue with water. oven cleaner Will burn your skin and be sure to wear eye protection. ive used it alot and had good results.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 10:20 AM

If you use oven cleaner,BE SURE to wear some rubber kitchen gloves and rinse off the residue with water. oven cleaner Will burn your skin and be sure to wear eye protection. ive used it alot and had good results.

I agree....we used oven cleaner on the outdoor gas grill, and that oven cleaner is some bad stuff!

I purchased my washing soda from Rural King.
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